Crescent album cover
Crescent

Andrew Chalk

1986
ICR

The music on the CD edition of Crescent is drawn predominantly from two cassettes released in the mid-to-late eighties. But the material’s been updated, and in one case – the gorgeous “Old Hive” – remixed by Chalk’s key collaborator in Mirror, Christoph Heemann. That track has Heemann entwining Chalk’s melancholy melodies with field recordings and raspy drones. Elsewhere, you can hear Chalk moving away from his noisier work as Ferial Confine, towards a more considered approach. He resists the desire to overwhelm these pensive drones with scuffed noises; the resulting tension is incredibly compelling. David Jackman’s flute adds lush counterpoint to “Harvest”.

Jon Dale

Who also suggested

If you select your preferred streamer here, we will save your preference and link to that platform if possible. This can always be changed in the Settings menu.

Apple Music

If you’d like to prioritize Bandcamp if available, tap the Bandcamp logo.

Since some albums are only available on one service, you’ll still see logos for other services if the album is only available on that service.

Next